The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1297 1294 1224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.09% 15.26% 12.32%
As % of the Vendors category 29.69% 31.06% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 628 529
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 123 140
Average hourly rate £15.06 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4368 4166 4824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.45% 49.14% 48.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2176 2073 2065
Average daily rate £350 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 307 337
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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England

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 347 £325 -7.14% 99
Berkshire -4 290 £388 +10.71% 118
Surrey -2 196 £360 +2.85% 97
Buckinghamshire +3 185 £320 -1.53% 50
West Sussex +3 106 £315 -16.00% 25
Oxfordshire 0 75 £303 -11.02% 39
East Sussex +1 35 £150 -58.62% 21
Kent -13 24 £338 +4.65% 38
Middlesex -2 23 £410 +36.66% 4
M4 Corridor +7 1 - -
Home Counties -7 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - - 2
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 1169 (42.85%) Windows
2 1006 (36.88%) MS Excel
3 724 (26.54%) MS Office
4 636 (23.31%) Active Directory
5 576 (21.11%) Security Cleared
6 466 (17.08%) SQL
7 431 (15.80%) SQL Server
8 429 (15.73%) .NET
9 406 (14.88%) SC Cleared
10 369 (13.53%) Windows 7
11 362 (13.27%) ITIL
12 361 (13.23%) Finance
13 318 (11.66%) MS Exchange
14 316 (11.58%) SharePoint
15 315 (11.55%) C#
15 315 (11.55%) Windows Server 2008
16 308 (11.29%) VMware
17 297 (10.89%) Project Management
18 284 (10.41%) Oracle
19 279 (10.23%) ASP.NET
20 278 (10.19%) HP
21 270 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
22 250 (9.16%) JavaScript
23 247 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
24 244 (8.94%) Citrix
24 244 (8.94%) HTML
25 223 (8.17%) Migration
26 216 (7.92%) Windows XP
27 205 (7.51%) DV Cleared
28 198 (7.26%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 318 (11.66%) MS Exchange
2 316 (11.58%) SharePoint
3 135 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 133 (4.88%) IIS
5 73 (2.68%) Lync
6 59 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 57 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
7 57 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 56 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 50 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 46 (1.69%) IBM Notes
10 46 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 42 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
11 42 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 30 (1.10%) CMS
13 26 (0.95%) Apache
14 24 (0.88%) SAS
15 22 (0.81%) MS Project Server
16 18 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
17 12 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1006 (36.88%) MS Excel
2 724 (26.54%) MS Office
3 189 (6.93%) MS Project
4 154 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 109 (4.00%) MS Visio
6 30 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.77%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.51%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.37%) InDesign
11 9 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
12 6 (0.22%) PowerPivot
12 6 (0.22%) InfoPath
12 6 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
12 6 (0.22%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.22%) Fireworks
13 5 (0.18%) SPSS
14 4 (0.15%) Open Workbench
14 4 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
15 3 (0.11%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 106 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
6 10 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.22%) TIBCO iProcess
7 6 (0.22%) Staffware
7 6 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.11%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.073%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.073%) Cerner Millennium
10 2 (0.073%) assyst
10 2 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.073%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.94%) Office 365
2 37 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.88%) SaaS
4 19 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.55%) IaaS
6 5 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.15%) PaaS
7 4 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.073%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 186 (6.82%) Firewall
2 145 (5.32%) DNS
3 139 (5.10%) SAN
4 129 (4.73%) TCP/IP
5 105 (3.85%) Internet
6 89 (3.26%) LAN
7 86 (3.15%) WAN
8 84 (3.08%) DHCP
9 76 (2.79%) VPN
10 49 (1.80%) VoIP
11 40 (1.47%) SMTP
12 39 (1.43%) LDAP
13 34 (1.25%) Wireless
14 31 (1.14%) Network Security
14 31 (1.14%) X.400
15 26 (0.95%) HTTP
15 26 (0.95%) X.500
15 26 (0.95%) Intranet
16 25 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (0.84%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (15.80%) SQL Server
2 128 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 128 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 102 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 94 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
6 70 (2.57%) Oracle Database
7 60 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 49 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
8 49 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 37 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 33 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
11 32 (1.17%) Relational Database
12 31 (1.14%) MySQL
13 24 (0.88%) MS Access
14 23 (0.84%) IDOL
14 23 (0.84%) OLAP
14 23 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
15 19 (0.70%) Data Mining
16 16 (0.59%) DTS
Development Applications
1 176 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 94 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 57 (2.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 32 (1.17%) NUnit
5 22 (0.81%) StarTeam
5 22 (0.81%) Subversion
6 20 (0.73%) MSI
7 16 (0.59%) Selenium
8 15 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
9 14 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (0.51%) Jenkins
10 12 (0.44%) JIRA
10 12 (0.44%) Toad
11 11 (0.40%) SoapUI
11 11 (0.40%) Axure RP
12 10 (0.37%) Git (software)
13 9 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 9 (0.33%) Hudson
14 8 (0.29%) SpecFlow
15 5 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 361 (13.23%) Finance
2 176 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 58 (2.13%) Marketing
4 45 (1.65%) Military
5 38 (1.39%) Retail
6 27 (0.99%) Banking
7 25 (0.92%) Billing
8 22 (0.81%) Publishing
8 22 (0.81%) Legal
8 22 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 20 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 18 (0.66%) Advertising
11 15 (0.55%) Law
11 15 (0.55%) Back Office
12 13 (0.48%) Dutch Language
13 12 (0.44%) Games
14 10 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.33%) Automotive
15 9 (0.33%) Interactive Media
15 9 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 494 (18.11%) Analyst
2 350 (12.83%) Developer
3 216 (7.92%) Consultant
4 163 (5.98%) Support Engineer
5 129 (4.73%) Architect
6 125 (4.58%) Project Manager
7 114 (4.18%) Administrator
8 110 (4.03%) .NET Developer
9 107 (3.92%) Support Analyst
10 95 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
11 79 (2.90%) Desktop Support
12 78 (2.86%) Business Analyst
13 71 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 68 (2.49%) Test Analyst
15 67 (2.46%) 1st Line Support
16 53 (1.94%) Coordinator
17 50 (1.83%) Desktop Engineer
18 48 (1.76%) IT Support
19 46 (1.69%) Tester
20 45 (1.65%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (15.73%) .NET
2 279 (10.23%) ASP.NET
3 244 (8.94%) HTML
4 189 (6.93%) XML
5 108 (3.96%) CSS
6 102 (3.74%) JSP
7 97 (3.56%) WCF
8 91 (3.34%) Web Services
9 82 (3.01%) jQuery
10 76 (2.79%) .NET Framework
11 51 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 46 (1.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 43 (1.58%) XSLT
14 39 (1.43%) WF
15 32 (1.17%) Ajax
16 26 (0.95%) Application Packaging
16 26 (0.95%) SOAP
17 25 (0.92%) Middleware
18 24 (0.88%) WinForms
19 23 (0.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 118 (4.33%) Blackberry
2 87 (3.19%) Management Information System
3 50 (1.83%) Clustering
4 42 (1.54%) PKI
5 41 (1.50%) Replication
6 40 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 33 (1.21%) NHS
8 27 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 26 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 23 (0.84%) Open Source
10 23 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
11 21 (0.77%) Statistics
12 18 (0.66%) iPad
12 18 (0.66%) E-Learning
13 17 (0.62%) iPhone
14 16 (0.59%) Fat Client
14 16 (0.59%) Thin Client
15 13 (0.48%) Data Integration
15 13 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.44%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1169 (42.85%) Windows
2 369 (13.53%) Windows 7
3 315 (11.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 270 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 216 (7.92%) Windows XP
6 170 (6.23%) UNIX
7 169 (6.20%) Linux
8 99 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 84 (3.08%) Windows 8
10 51 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (1.47%) Windows 2000
12 38 (1.39%) Windows Vista
13 26 (0.95%) Apple iOS
14 23 (0.84%) Android
14 23 (0.84%) Solaris
15 19 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
16 15 (0.55%) AIX
17 10 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
18 9 (0.33%) Windows NT
18 9 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (13.27%) ITIL
2 297 (10.89%) Project Management
3 223 (8.17%) Migration
4 190 (6.96%) CRM
5 183 (6.71%) PRINCE2
6 131 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
7 111 (4.07%) Service Management
8 107 (3.92%) Workflow
9 104 (3.81%) Configuration Management
9 104 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
10 102 (3.74%) MVC
11 99 (3.63%) Scrum
12 90 (3.30%) Service Delivery
13 84 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 78 (2.86%) Change Management
15 66 (2.42%) User Acceptance Testing
16 65 (2.38%) Knowledge Management
17 59 (2.16%) TDD
17 59 (2.16%) Test Scripting
18 56 (2.05%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 466 (17.08%) SQL
2 315 (11.55%) C#
3 250 (9.16%) JavaScript
4 146 (5.35%) PowerShell
5 128 (4.69%) VB
6 120 (4.40%) T-SQL
7 69 (2.53%) Java
8 68 (2.49%) VBScript
9 66 (2.42%) VB.NET
10 54 (1.98%) C
11 41 (1.50%) VBA
12 33 (1.21%) PL/SQL
13 26 (0.95%) PHP
14 23 (0.84%) C++
15 21 (0.77%) Shell Script
15 21 (0.77%) Perl
16 17 (0.62%) Python
17 16 (0.59%) VB6
18 15 (0.55%) Ruby
19 14 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 576 (21.11%) Security Cleared
2 406 (14.88%) SC Cleared
3 247 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 205 (7.51%) DV Cleared
5 187 (6.85%) Degree
6 134 (4.91%) ISTQB
7 122 (4.47%) MCSE
8 90 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
9 88 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 74 (2.71%) MCP
11 57 (2.09%) MCITP
12 42 (1.54%) CISSP
12 42 (1.54%) CCNA
13 39 (1.43%) ISEB
14 36 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 32 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 27 (0.99%) CCNP
16 27 (0.99%) MCSA
17 26 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
18 25 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.37%) QA
2 91 (3.34%) SLA
3 37 (1.36%) ISO 9001
4 21 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.33%) P3O
8 5 (0.18%) COBIT
8 5 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.15%) BS15000
10 3 (0.11%) BS7799
11 2 (0.073%) BS25999
11 2 (0.073%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.037%) GAAP
System Software
1 636 (23.31%) Active Directory
2 165 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 72 (2.64%) XenApp
5 68 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 67 (2.46%) vSphere
7 54 (1.98%) XenDesktop
8 41 (1.50%) VMware ESX
9 38 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 33 (1.21%) XenServer
11 16 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
11 16 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
13 13 (0.48%) Snort
13 13 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.37%) UAG
15 10 (0.37%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
17 6 (0.22%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 179 (6.56%) SCCM
2 63 (2.31%) SCOM
3 42 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 36 (1.32%) WSUS
5 34 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 30 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 24 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 24 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
9 20 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 20 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (0.59%) SCVMM
11 13 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 12 (0.44%) WMI
13 11 (0.40%) ARCserve
13 11 (0.40%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.37%) Data Guard
14 10 (0.37%) SCDPM
14 10 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 10 (0.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 308 (11.29%) VMware
2 284 (10.41%) Oracle
3 278 (10.19%) HP
4 244 (8.94%) Citrix
5 198 (7.26%) Cisco
6 67 (2.46%) Symantec
7 66 (2.42%) SAP
8 60 (2.20%) IBM
9 54 (1.98%) Lotus
10 53 (1.94%) Red Hat
11 50 (1.83%) McAfee
12 45 (1.65%) Remedy
13 41 (1.50%) Business Objects
14 39 (1.43%) Apple
15 37 (1.36%) EMC
16 33 (1.21%) CheckPoint
17 32 (1.17%) Adobe
18 31 (1.14%) Juniper
19 30 (1.10%) NetApp
20 29 (1.06%) Dell
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